HaCHiRoCK 2012: the WTF!?

October 4, 2012 in event by banpei

Shortly after meetings people post up tons of pictures (and videos) and you always see photos where you think: WTF!? Same happened to me when browsing the HaCHiRoCk 2012 with the ones I’m posting up!

First of all I was a bit confused by this black (fake carbon) sticker on the headlights:
HaCHiRoCK Festa 2012
Here in Europe we are familiar with these stickers as we do occasionally cross the channel to the UK and our cars have to carry these stickers to prevent us from blinding the Brits. Obviously the same applies to the Brits when they set foot on continental soil. ;)

So why would a hachi in Japan be carrying these stickers? Are they from Okinawa? Can’t be as the Levin AE86 has been produced after 1978…

The answer actually came to me spotting the HaCHiRoCK coverage on Speedhunters about the rally cars. One of them features HID headlights and of course the original Levin headlights were never intended to do this: they scatter the light into a certain areas and they probably blind others, hence the stickers on these headlights.

Another WTF was the wideness of this hachi:
HaCHiRoCK Festa 2012
12J wide rear wheels? check!
It looks like a time attack machine and I wonder how much grip this car has in the corners. My best guess: a lot!

Almost similar but even better:
HaCHiRoCK Festa 2012
Given this widebody Levin has these square looking overfenders fully filled my bet was that this machine features something more powerful than any 4AGE. Speedhunters provided the answer once more: an 3SGTE. ;)

Now this was something else I did not see before:
HaCHiRoCK Festa 2012
Clear lens headlights with projectors in them! :)
Makes this Levin look a bit like the BMW E36 though…

And then this WTF:
HaCHiRoCK Festa 2012
Rat look Trueno?
And if you squint your eyes you can even see a smiley face sticking its tongue out! :D :D

Pictures found at Beginner Celica @ Minkara and Gaku ver. 2 @ Minkara